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jasonggabbott (2)
Wednesday, August 04, 2010


Current mood: bossy

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Here it goes.
You have untill the 20th of August to apply for the contest.
You'll have to put your mp3 up untill the 25th of August as band member.
The voting will occur from the 25th to the 30th of August and by 23:59:59 of this day, the mp3 with bigger number of kudos wins the contest.
The mp3 must be at least 1 minute long and at most 3 minutes long.

 YOU must be playing in the mp3 and it must be an original jam or song.
The winner takes the trophy, which is something hugely... undecided. Might be a good topic for discussions in the band profile\blog.

Aug 4th, 2010 12:39am by BMTuga- 6 comments - 2 Kudos - Report!
Riff Driven wrote on Aug 6th, 2010 2:30am

Are there any stipulations? Can I play some guitar and keyboard, and throw a bass line to it? Do we have to sing, or is it instrumental, or it doesn't matter?


Karlboy wrote on Aug 6th, 2010 2:59am

+1 to Riff Driven's question. I've got several instruments I'd like to add in the mix, focusing on guitar, but I'd like to add a wider variety of instruments for depth. Another point I'd like to make is genre. While open-ended competition is fantastic, unfortunately there will be a high chance for bias in the judging. (i.e. A metal elitist isn't going to vote for a jazz or blues piece, regardless of how well done or skilled it may be, and vice versa...)


BMTuga wrote on Aug 7th, 2010 6:13pm

Karlboy, you're probably right. I'd like to rely on the belief that people will notice when they are listening to a really good piece of music and when their not. Anyway, it's open for discussion.

About other instruments, sure you can throw in keyboards, basslines, and so forth, the only stipulation is that the mp3 must have a line of guitar at least.

Ideas to turn the contest more fair when it come to judging?


Riff Driven wrote on Aug 9th, 2010 12:56am

Not really sure how to make the judging more fair, as long as it's posted as anonymous it should be fair enough, even though I'm sure I'll be able to tell who's playing when I hear it. If the people that I'm guessing are going to participate do, I'll be able to tell from their technique. Are you going to participate BMTuga? Since it's rated on kudos, I don't see why not.
Karlboy has an damn good point though, I was planing on playing something more metalish, because there's a lot of metalheads on this site, not that it's a bad thing, but I do think anything too sappy could hurt your chances.


BMTuga wrote on Aug 9th, 2010 3:56am

Personally i'll give my kudos away considering the technic, creativity and the complexity of the track.
But yes, I guess my chances will be less than yours as I am considering recording an acoustic backind track with a e-guitar solo over it and maybe a few acoustic licks thrown in the middle to fill in the gaps. I'm guessing metalheads will turn their back on me =P


jasonggabbott wrote on Aug 25th, 2010 1:31am

HEY! It is PAST the 20th! Did it already happen? Should I go ahead and give you my song? How do you want me to get it to you? Does it really have to be under 3 minutes? Or should I wait 'till the next one?
ALSO, you can't give KUDSOS on mp3's? Only stars and comments?


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